Resources for displaced workers


You or a family member might be one of the thousands of Coloradans who have been, or will be, affected by the continuing restrictions and shutdowns brought on by coronavirus. First, please know that our entire community stands with you during this scary time. FOX31/Channel 2 wanted to share some available resources to help you. Below is a list of organizations and resources available to displaced workers in Colorado. We will continue to add to this list as additional resources are identified.

Financial resources

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment 
Displaced workers are eligible to receive benefits from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. Learn more by clicking here

One Fair Wage
One Fair Wage is working to support industry workers who are out of work with cash assistance. Learn more by clicking here

United States Bartenders Guild 
The United States Bartenders Guild Emergency Assistance Program was established to help bartenders who have been affected. Learn more by clicking here

Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation 
The Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation has setup a COVID-19 Crisis Relief Fund to support both restaurant owners and workers. Learn more by clicking here

Food and supply resources

The Lee Initiative Restaurant Workers Relief Program

The Lee Initiative has turned restaurants across the country into relief centers for any restaurant worker who has been laid off or has had a significant reduction in hours and/or pay. Click here to learn more.

Operation Family Meal

Operation Family Meal is a non-profit set up to feed Denver’s hospitality industry employees and their families during the coronavirus related shutdowns on bars and restaurants. Click here to learn more.

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